Dubai-based carrier Emirates took off to Tel Aviv on June 23, marking the airline’s first passenger flight to Israel.
Emirates flight EK931 departed with 335 passengers, including a VIP delegation and Israeli media onboard at 12.20pm local time.
The carrier will offer a daily service on the new route, providing Israeli travellers access to Dubai, with connections to destinations like Australia, Philippines, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. The airline will operate its three-class Boeing 777-300ER on the route, featuring eight private suites in first class, 42 lie flat seats in business class and over 300 seats in economy class for the daily service.
Via the service, Emirates will also offer access into Tel Aviv from diverse points across its network with multiple daily and weekly flights.